Drake’s More Life won’t win any Grammys next year because the 6 God reportedly didn’t submit it for consideration.
An anonymous insider tells the Associated Press that Drizzy did not submit his mixtape playlist for any album categories ahead of Music’s Biggest Night and that he also ignored all song categories despite being released within eligibility dates (Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017).
Drake has been critical of the Grammys in the past. Last year, he spoke about his gripes with the Academy during an interview on his Beats 1 program, OVO SOUND Radio.
“I am referred to as a black artist. Last night, at [the Grammys], I am a black artist,” he said.
“I’m apparently a rapper even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song. The only category that they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m rapping. I can’t figure out why, just like I can’t figure out why ‘One Dance’ [feat Kyla, Wizkid] wasn’t nominated. There’s pop obligations that they have and I fluked out and got one of the biggest songs of the year. That is a pop song and I’m proud of that. I love the rap world and I love the pop community but I write pop songs for a reason.
“I want to be like Michael Jackson and artists I looked up to. Those are pop songs. I never get any credit for that. By the way, I’m speaking to you as a winner. I won two awards last night, but I don’t even want them. It just feels weird, for some reason. It just doesn’t feel right to me.”
The 22-track soundscape features Giggs, Jorja Smith, Skepta, Quavo, Young Thug, 2 Chainz and more.